24 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,750
A standing bronze figure of Fudo Myoo
Edo Period (19th century)
Standing contraposto with the weight on the left hip, the left hand at side clasped to hold a lasso and the right raised to hold a sword, both now lost, the skirt bunched at the waist
Figure: 13½in. (34.3cm.); base: 2 3/8in. (6cm.)
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Fudo Myoo the Immovable One is one of the Five Wisdom Kings (Myoo) of Esoteric Japanese Buddhism. In his manifestation as a wrathful deity with exposed fangs and fierce stare he protects the faithful against evil.
This lot is offered without reserve.